Friday, December 30, 2005 9:33 PM
Has anyone heard of Intamin's prototype "ball coaster" ? It is supposed to be a match to the 4th demension coaster.
Friday, December 30, 2005 10:49 PM
Do a search, man...
Amazing what the "Search" link on the top of every forum page can do for you.
*** Edited 12/31/2005 3:51:05 AM UTC by PhantomTails***
Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:20 PM
The ball coaster has been shown since about late last year and maybe early this year at a show. It looks small right now the prototype is low capacity and such. If bigger models of this were to come out it would be something a big park would get, but right now it looks to be something maybe a smaller park would get, but then again intamin looks to market at major parks as well.
Sunday, January 1, 2006 11:00 PM
Intamin's ball coaster fails the definition as a 4 dimension coaster at this time since it lacks controlled seat movement. The 4-d coaster had to used a 4th variable over X, Y and Z since there was seat movement. In reality, the 4th variable isn't the real 4th dimension at all.
Kinda like Top Thrill Dragster is almost 7 miles shy of being in the stratosphere.
I am sure some park will buy some ball coaster product as it's easily compact. I don't know if it can safely be built into a large ride unless it uses seat control.